Articles | Volume 26, issue 3
Research article
02 Feb 2022
Research article |  | 02 Feb 2022

Improved understanding of regional groundwater drought development through time series modelling: the 2018–2019 drought in the Netherlands

Esther Brakkee, Marjolein H. J. van Huijgevoort, and Ruud P. Bartholomeus
Short summary
Periods of drought often lead to groundwater shortages in large regions, which cause damage to nature and the economy. To take measures, we need a good understanding of where and when groundwater shortage occurs. In this study, we have tested a method that can combine large amounts of groundwater measurements in an automated way and provide detailed maps of how groundwater shortages develop during a drought period. This information can help water managers to limit future groundwater shortages.